WSU College of Engineering to celebrate National Engineers Week

national_engineers_weekWayne State University College of Engineering students and alumni will celebrate National Engineers Week with a number of activities throughout the week of February 19-25. Founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951, National Engineers Week is an initiative which spotlights the societal contributions of engineers and the value of STEM disciplines for future generations to sustain a diverse and well-educated workforce.


Monday, February 20

Donut Kick-off

Host: Dean's Office

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Engineering building lobby

Cost: Free

Details: The College of Engineering Dean's Office will be kicking off National Engineers Week with free donuts for students. First come first serve!


Smash the Canoe

Host: American Society of Civil Engineers

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: Corner of Warren Ave. & Anthony Wayne Dr. (outside of Engineering building)

Cost: $1 per swing

Details: Come swing a sledge hammer at one of our old concrete canoes!


Tuesday, February 21

Small Business Entrepreneurship Fair

Host: Engineering Society of Detroit

Time: 4-5:30 p.m.

Location: Ford Activity Center (Engineering room 1520)

Cost: Free (RSVP at this link)

Details: The Small Business Entrepreneurship Fair, hosted by ESD, promotes professional development skills; encourages students interested in entering STEM related career fields; and introduces students to STEM-related businesses in the Detroit area. This is an opportunity for local businesses to discuss potential employment opportunities and offer advice to people interested in joining their business or entering the entrepreneurial world. Among the organizations expected to attend are: TechTown, Detroit Aircraft Corporation, Smith Engineering, and Rock Ventures.


Bingo Night

Host: Society of Hispanic Engineers

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Ford Activity Center (Engineering room 1520)

Cost: Free


Wednesday, February 22

Bright Minds & Brunch (sponsored by DTE Energy)

Host: Engineering Alumni Council

Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Location: Ford Activity Center (Engineering room 1520)

Cost: Free (RSVP at this link)

Details: Bright Minds & Brunch, sponsored by DTE Energy, is hosted by the Engineering Alumni Council which consists of a board of Wayne State University Alumni representing each field of study within the college. The morning will be comprised of a panel discussion with 5-7 alumni experienced in a variety of fields within the engineering industry.


Resume Workshop

Host: Biomedical Engineering Society

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Location: Ford Activity Center (Engineering room 1520)

Cost: Free


Engineering Jeopardy

Host: Biomedical Engineering Society

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Location: Engineering room 1507

Cost: Free


Thursday, February 23

AIChE Industry Panel

Host: AIChE - Wayne State Chapter

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Location: Ford Activity Center (Engineering room 1520)

Cost: Free

Details: Students will have an opportunity to network with leading alumni from multiple industries, who will provide career advice and answer questions.


Escape Room

Host: Recent Alumni Network

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Linux Lab (room 2360)

Cost: Free (RSVP at this link)

Details: Teams of 4-8 students will have 30 minutes to escape the Linux Lab using their engineering skills. The team that escapes the fastest will be awarded prizes.


Networking & Fundraiser Night

Host: IEEE

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: bd’s Mongolian Grill (430 S. Main St. in Royal Oak)

Cost: $25 adults/$5 kids

Details: Proceeds from this event benefit the 2017 IEEE Student Leadership Conference, hosted by the WSU IEEE branch this March.


February 20-23

Penny Wars

Host: Tau Beta Pi

Time: All day

Location: Engineering room 2204

Cost: Spare change

Details: Defend your department with your spare change while raising funds for the Tau Beta Pi scholarship fund. One penny equals one point for your major, and silver coins or dollar bills subtract from the others!


Friday, February 24

Pi Contest

Host: Formula Hybrid

Time: 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Location: Ford Activity Center (Engineering room 1520)

Cost: $1-5

Details: The Formula Hybrid SAE team’s Pi Contest challenges students to see if they can recite Pi to more digits than anyone else on campus. The event will benefit the Wayne State HIGH Program as well as the new Food Pantry Initiative.


Saturday, February 25

Future SWE

Host: Society of Women Engineers

Time: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Location: Wayne State Student Center

Cost: Free (RSVP at this link)

Details: The Wayne State University chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will be hosting an event to support aspiring female engineers. Through hands-on activities led by current Wayne State engineering students, girls will be able to learn more about the different engineering disciplines and the college experience. Women working in the industry will be there to talk about their experiences, and students from the Hybrid Warriors EcoCAR 3 team will make a presentation. Parents and educators are invited to attend and learn more about preparing their students for success in college and tour Wayne State.


Engineering Futures (Team Chartering)

Host: Tau Beta Pi

Time: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Location: Ford Activity Center (Engineering room 1520)

Cost: Free (RSVP at this link)

Details: Join Tau Beta Pi for a workshop on synergy and how it relates to more effective teamwork. Learn about how to make a team perform well, as well a show to set goals and define future plans for your team.

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